The men’s basketball team lost two close games this weekend at the St. Gregory’s University (SGU) Classic. On Friday, the Saints lost 91-93 to St. Gregory’s and Saturday, the team lost to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) 84-89. The losses drop the Saints to 3-5 overall, while SGU improves to 8-0 and USAO to 3-4. Saints sophomore Christian Wood-Dvorak finished with his first double-double scoring 18 points and adding 13 rebounds in the first game. Roberson added 22 points, but he left the game after playing 18 minutes due to foul trouble. Dylan Elias scored 17 points for the Saints adding seven assists. In the game against USAO, the Saints fought through the second half coming as close as one point with two and a half minutes left in the game. USAO kept the momentum and beat the Saints 89-84 not allowing the Saints to lead at all in the second period. The Saints committed 13 turnovers while forcing 19. Roberson scored 24 points, while Terence Berry added 17. OLLU will begin its Red River Athletic Conference schedule on Dec. 6 against Langston University in Langston, Okla. The Saints will then play conference opponent Bacone College on Dec. 7 in Muskogee, Okla. Read full story online.
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The men’s basketball lost its home opener against NAIA No. 15-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) 99-97 before an enthusiastic Mabee Gymnasium. The Saints drop to 1-3, while MNU improves to 6-0. Head Coach Ryan Wall said, “The kids played hard, but we made some mental mistakes and the ball just wasn’t falling in for us when we needed it to. But MidAmerica is a good team with a coach who will be in the Hall of Fame one day. The game was a good practice for us to get ready for conference.” Saints’ senior captain Marcus Thompson scored a career-high 21 points, including 8-of-12 from the field and 5-of-5 from the free throw line. He added eight rebounds, eight assists and two steals. Xavier Roberson scored 29 points consisting of 8-of-12 field goals, 4-of-7 field goals and 9-of-12 free throws. Dylan Elias scored 20 points for the Saints to include 8-of-14 from the field and 4-of-9 from 3-point range. The Saints committed 12 turnovers while forcing 23.
The Saints will return to Mabee Gym next Friday and Saturday to host their third annual Halo Classic. On Nov. 22, Northwood University will face the University of St. Thomas at 5:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., the Saints will play Texas Wesleyan University. On Nov. 23, St. Thomas will play Texas Wesleyan and at 4 p.m., the Saints will play Northwood. Read more online.
The Our Lady of the Lake University men’s and women’s basketball teams will be at the Mall Area on Thursday from 12:15-1:30 p.m. to autograph their Saints schedule posters for whoever wants one. In addition, Frito pies and other Saints gear will be given away, while supplies last. All of the OLLU community is invited to come by and get a poster to display in offices, dorm rooms, at home and other populated areas. For additional information, or to get a poster beforehand, contact Patty Constantin at 210-434-6711, ext. 5505.
The men’s basketball opened its season this weekend at the Small College Tip-Off Classic. The NAIA’s No. 24-ranked Saints lost 103-95 to the NAIA’s No. 9-ranked Evangel University and 87-84 to St. Gregory’s University. The Saints will go back on the road to Fort Worth on Nov. 6 to play Texas Wesleyan University in a nonconference game at 7:30 p.m. OLLU will host its next game on Nov. 15 against MidAmerican Nazarene University at 7:30 p.m. Read more online.
The men’s basketball program is in its fifth season, and with just four returning players, the Saints will have an almost entirely new team entering the court, a situation the team has not faced since the start of the program in 2009. The Saints finished last season with an 18-13 overall record and a 14-8 record in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC). As the No. 4 seed in the conference, the Saints lost to Texas Wesleyan University, 101-92, in the tournament’s quarterfinal. The Saints have qualified for the playoffs all four years. According to head coach Russell Vanlandingham, the conference had many quality teams last year, with two of them finishing in the top four at the NAIA National Tournament. Read more online.